BENEFIT SUPPER FOR THE FAMILY OF DANIELLE BERTOLINI: The family of Danielle Bertolini would like to invite the community to a benefit supper on Saturday, May 21st from 4 to 7 PM. A homemade, authentic, Chinese food meal will be on the menu. This is a by donation event, as the money raised from the supper, will be used toward a memorial bench in place of a headstone. All money raised, above the cost of the bench, will be put toward the upcoming search in June, so Danielle can be laid to rest. The supper will be held at the Plymouth Fire Station at 31 Lower Detroit in Plymouth. If individuals are unable to attend, but wish to make a donation, visit
Danielle, or “Nelly” grew up in Plymouth until 2010 when the loss of her son, Xavier, took her to California. Danielle Bertolini went missing in California along with another woman in February 2014. After over a year of not knowing, countless searches and many prayers, Danielle’s partial remains were found on a riverbank in California. The community is encouraged to come out and have some food, while supporting a local family.
MOTHER’S DAY SERVICE: The Stetson Union Church will be holding a Mother’s Day Service on Sunday, May 8th at 10 AM. Reverend Wendall Calder will be the speaker for the 10 AM service and for the adult Sunday School at 11:15 AM. Wendell Calder is a graduate of New Brunswick Bible Institute and was a pastor for 16 years. He is the Founder of Local Church Evangelism, a ministry offering evangelism and teaching to local churches. He also traveled internationally as an evangelist and Bible teacher. All are welcome to attend. The church is located at 1059 Mullen Road in Stetson
MAY MADNESS BENEFIT YARD SALE: The Safe Place Food Pantry in Corinth will be holding a spring May Madness Yard Sale on Thursday, May 12th from 5 to 7 PM and Friday, May 13th from 8 AM to 1 PM. There will be a huge variety of items available from cleaning to cooking and pet foods to paper products. All proceeds from the sale will be used toward maintaining and improving the building that will better serve the surrounding communities. The Pantry has been feeding nearly 800 families a month with new sign-ups each week. The public is encouraged to come help support their local food pantry and stock-up on much needed items.
TROUT SALE: The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District’s (PCSWCD) Annual Trout Sale will be held on Saturday, May 7th from 11 AM to 12 PM. Customers must pre-order all brook and rainbow trout by Thursday, May 5th in order to receive them on Saturday, May 7th. If you are a returning customer, or stocking your pond for the first time, a current permit is required by the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department for the species most appropriate for your pond. If you do not have a permit pick-up an application from the PCSWCD office, request one by email from or download the application at from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website. Contact the PCSWCD at 564 2321, Extension 3, by email at, visit, or stop in at the USDA Service Center at 42 Engdahl Drive for more information on this sale that supports education programs and also enhances the natural landscape.
The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, May 9th at 6 PM. The public is encouraged to get involved in conservation efforts by participating in meetings, volunteering and/or serving on the district board. Any interested person may participate in meetings and also inquire about becoming an associate supervisor. The meeting will be held at the USDA Service Center at 42 Engdahl Drive. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If you need an accommodation, notify Joanna Tarrazi at the District office by Monday, May 2nd. For more information contact 564-2321, extension 3, or email
The Pine Tree Hospice will be holding the Evergreen Nights of Service Program on Wednesday, May 4th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Activities are intended for adults, children and teens that have experienced the pain and sadness of losing a loved one. To pre-register or for more information contact 564-4346 and email The program will be held each Wednesday through Wednesday, May 11th and located at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church at 824 West Main Street.
HEALTHY FOR LIFE PROGRAM: Community Health and Counseling Services will be holding an informational session regarding their “Healthy For Life” program at Newport Family Practice on Wednesday, May 11th from 2 to 3 PM in the conference room. The Healthy For Life’s year-long program, offered free of charge, is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Classes meet weekly for at least 16 weeks, and transition to monthly meetings for the remainder of the year.
Guided by a trained lifestyle coach, small groups of participants learn how to eat healthy, add physical activity, manage stress, and stay motivated. The program’s group setting provides a supportive environment with people who are facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes.
If you think that you may be at risk for Type 2 diabetes, you may take the “Could You Have Prediabetes?” quiz at If your score shows you are at high risk for diabetes, talk to your health care provider or contact our program. Newport Family Practice is located on 26 Main Street in Newport. For information about the Healthy For Life program or to enroll in the upcoming class offered contact 1-800-924-0366 extension 4563, or you may enroll at the informational session.
COMEDY SHOW BENEFIT: The Kenneth Trafton Fire Fund - Till the Cows Come Home, will present a Krazy Jake Comedy Show on Friday, May 6th with the doors opening at 6:30 PM and the show beginning at 8 PM. Advance tickets will be available at Bud’s Shop ‘n Save in Dexter, Noah’s Landing Restaurant, or by visiting Purchase tickets at the door for $15 the night of the event. There will be door prizes, raffles, tee-shirts and auction items. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Kenneth Trafton Fire Fund. The show will be located at Dexter Regional High School on 12 Abbott Hill Road.
Dexter Dover Area Towns in Transition (DDATT) will be holding their first public meeting on Friday, May 6th at 6 PM. The meeting will be held at the Abbott Memorial Library on 1 Church Street. The subject will be “Community Currency”, which will consist of a few short videos then discussion. This topic should segue with, This Changes Everythings theme of critically looking at the current economic system and how individuals can reshape it to better serve all involved.
NEW PRAYER GROUP: Do you struggle to maintain a consistent prayer life? Many of us do. The life of prayer is like a marathon. Just as in a marathon, where individuals need to keep on running, so it is with the prayer life. Individuals need to develop a regular prayer time and stay with it. All are invited to join with others in a time of prayer. The prayer group will meet each Thursday morning at 9 AM at the Peoples United Methodist Church on Main Street in Newport. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, May 5th. The prayer time will run from 9 to 10:30 AM. If you have questions regarding this group, contact Kevin Vickers at 207-313-4861.
 The Town of Newport would like to hear from individuals with children between the ages 6 and 15 interested in a three week instructional tennis program. The town has partnered with Sonja Frey a tennis instructor with 30 years of experience. Ms. Frey has offered her services to instruct in two different age groups, 6 to 10 and 11 to 15. If your child is interested contact the Newport Town Office at 368-4410 for further details. If established, this sport will align with the Newport Recreation Program, all fees and enrollment protocol will apply.
The St. Albans Union Church will be holding a car wash on Saturday, May 7th and then again on Saturday, June 4th. The car wash will start at 7 AM and will be located at Tim Horton's on 4 Lunt Road. This is a by donation event where the proceeds will benefit a scheduled missions trip to Alaska, where volunteers will take part in renovations, tearing down old buildings, painting, and repairing roofs. For more information contact 938-4484.
There will be an opening night party for the Nokomis Regional High Student Art Show on Friday, May 6th from 5 to 7 PM. This is a celebration to recognize that artwork from Nokomis Regional High students will be featured at Tim Hortons during the month of May. This event is free and open to the public and will be located at Tim Hortons on 4 Lunt Road. This event is sponsored by the Valley Arts Alliance and Tim Hortons. For more information contact Karen McGrady at 368-4354 extention 136.
TURKEY PIE SUPPER: The St. Martin’s Episcopal Church will be hosting a turkey pie supper on Saturday, May 7th from 4:30 to 6 PM. The menu will include all meat turkey pie, mashed potato, gravy, vegetables, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, rolls, drinks, and homemade dessert. The meal will cost $8 and $4 for children under the age of 12. The church is located on 900 Main Street on US Route 2. The church is handicapped accessible with ample parking for attendees.

CHAIR EXERCISE GROUP: The chair exercise group at the Corinna United Methodist Church will be held each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for approximately one hour of easy exercise geared toward seniors. The church is located at 16 Dexter Road. For more information contact Mary at 278-4180.

FOOD CUPBOARD HOURS: The Pantry of Hope Food Cupboard is open from 1:30 to 3:30 PM on Wednesdays. The next date the food cupboard will be open is on Wednesday, May 4th. The food cupboard will be located at the Guilford United Methodist Church on 3 School Street and supports Abbot, Blanchard, Cambridge, Guilford, Parkman, Sangerville, and Sebec Lake. For more information contact the church at 876-3372.
The Thrift Shop will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30 PM, and on Fridays from 9 AM to 1 PM. The thrift shop is located at the Guilford United Methodist Church on 3 School Street. For more information contact 876-3372.
BENEFIT AUCTION: Friends and members of the Dixmont United Methodist Church will be sponsoring the 11th Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, May 7th at 6:30 PM. There will be a variety of hand crafted items and baked goods available. Proceeds from last year’s auction were used to build a handicap ramp at the Louis Bussey Schoolhouse. This year’s auction proceeds will go towards a foundation project, painting and other building improvements. The club and kitchen will be open at 4:30 PM. Individuals are welcome to preview the items and have dinner before the auction starts. The event will be held at the Dixmont Gold Crest Snowmobile Club at 49 Cates Road. For more information contact Robin Vile at 234-2686 or Valerie Orcutt at 852-2408.
MOTHER’S DAY TEA: The Parkman Grange will be holding their 16th Annual Mother's Day Tea on Saturday, May 7th from 10 AM to 12 PM. This year Pam Sukis will be their guest of honor. Musical entertainment will be provided by Bobby Kimball and Hill Artman. There will be lots of door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and plenty of time to visit with friends and family. The gentlemen of the grange and the Boy Scouts from Sangerville will be serving tea sandwiches and sweets with a choice of beverages. Admission is $5, children 5 and under are free. Reservations are suggested for this popular event. A community table will be set for last minute guests. The grange is located off of Route 150 on North Dexter Road. For more information contact Sue Manchester at 277-3942.
BENEFIT CONCERT: Shilo Creek will be performing at the Harmony Community Center on Saturday, May 7th from 7 to 10 PM. The cost for admission will be $10. The Harmony Community Center is located at 2 Mainstream Road. For more information contact Carolyn at 683-5237 or Cheryl at 683-5621.

ALL THINGS MOM CELEBRATION: The First Universalist Church of Pittsfield invite the public to participate in a celebration of all things “Mom” at the First Universalist Church of Pittsfield on Sunday, May 8th at 9:45 AM. There will be coloring and art for the kids. Share your fondest memories and Mom moments. What does it mean to be a Mom? Believe it or not, it has little to do with giving birth.
Local author and Parent Coach, Geralyn St. Joseph, will lead this celebration of the mothering essence in us all. This will be an original service with local talents sharing their music, writing and voices. For more information contact the church at
The public is encouraged to participate in the High on Life 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, May 21st. Registration for the race will open at 8:30 AM with the race beginning at 10 AM. There will be prizes awarded for all ages. Free tee-shirts will be given to the first 100 participants. This is a free event open to the public that encourages the community to be high on life, not on drugs. The race will be held at Maine Central Institute located at 295 Main Street at the Parks Gym in Pittsfield. For more information visit
The Greater Pittsfield Area Kiwanis Annual Bike Rodeo will be held on Saturday, May 7th from 9 AM to 1 PM. There will be a bike giveaway, safety course, bike repair and maintence. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bikes. Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and chips will be available. The event will located at the Rite Aid Store at 506 Somerset Avenue in Pittsfield.
The Hope Revived Recovery Support Group will meet on the second Friday of each month. The next meeting will take place on Friday, May 13th at 7 PM. The purpose of the free meeting is for individuals to gather and receive support in their attempts to cope with stress and temptation that accompanies recovery. Group leaders will be Dorothy Eldridge who has a a degree in pastoral counseling and Donald Mendell, who is an experienced social worker and former school counselor. The course offers help and support with group meetings, access to resources, relationship based approach, and scripture principles and prayer. Coffee, tea, and snacks will follow the meeting at the St. Agnes Church Parish Hall at 238 Detroit Street. For more information contact either Dorothy at 207-416-3363 or Donald at 207-368-2385.
BENEFIT YARD SALE: The Maine Central Institute (MCI) cheerleaders will be holding a benefit yard sale on Saturday, May 14th to raise funds to attend the National Cheer Association Camp at Husson College. The sale will be held at 115 Peltoma Avenue from 7 AM to 3 PM. For more information, email Leah Piatt at
CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT: The American Legion Post #32 of Pittsfield will be hosting a Cribbage Tournament on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The next tournament will be held on Wednesday, May 4th then again on Wednesday, May 18th The tournaments begin at 6 PM and run until completion. The tournaments will be held at the Elks Club on Middle Street.


SPRING INDOOR YARD SALE: St. Albans Summerfest will be holding a spring indoor yard sale on Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th then again on Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th from 8 AM to 1 PM on each day. There will be a bag sale on Saturday, May 14th from 11 AM to 1 PM only. Rada Cutlery will also be available for sale. Proceeds from the sale will go toward Summerfest. For more information contact 938-2215 or 270-1739.


MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST: The Detroit Fire and Rescue will be hosting a Mother’s Day breakfast on Sunday, May 8th from 7 to 10:30 AM. All Mother’s and children under 12 eat for free. For all other attendees this is a by donation event. The menu will include, eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, home fries, pancakes, muffins, cinnamon buns, juice, plain milk, chocolate milk, tea, hot chocolate and coffee. The breakfast will be located at the Detroit Night Drifters Snowmobile Club at 98 Troy Road.
The Detroit Fire and Rescue will be hosting a Mother’s Day breakfast on Sunday, May 8th from 7 to 10:30 AM. All Mother’s and children under 12 eat for free. For all other attendees this is a by donation event. The menu will include, eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, home fries, pancakes, muffins, cinnamon buns, juice, plain milk, chocolate milk, tea, hot chocolate and coffee. The breakfast will be located at the Night Drifters Snowmobile Club at 98 Troy Road.